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Swearing in other cultures (was and...)

From:Damian Yerrick <tepples@...>
Date:Wednesday, March 2, 2005, 22:14
"Roger Mills" <rfmilly@...> wrote:

> Someone commented that what's obscene (or just merely insulting) would > depend on the conculture. And I suspect many of of have overlooked that--
> know I have, in many cases, and ought to devote more thought to getting
> from the defecatory/sexual obscenities that _we_ consider so horrible. I > wonder if it's a Judaeo-Christian (+Islamic) thing...:-)) > > Any comments about other cultures/traditions? nat- as well as con-??
A lot of Dutch swearing is reportedly based on diseases such as pox, TB, cancer, pleurisy, and the like, rather than religion, reproduction, or elimination of waste. I too would like to know what other cultures consider profane/obscene. -- Damian


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